On 13 August, 168,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in Japan arrived in Dili. These vaccines were donated by the Government of Japan and transported by the flight chartered by COVAX which utilized a part of 1 billion USD contribution by the Government of Japan to COVAX.
On 16 August, the hand-over ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, with participation of H.E. General Taur Matan Ruak, Prime Minister, H.E. Mrs. Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and H.E. Mrs. Odete Maria Freitas Belo, Minister for Health.